“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.” We all know who tweeted that. What’s noteworthy is that it got tweeted in the first place. The Trump odium is well-founded. He’s cultivated an image so abominable that more than half of Americans actively disapprove of him. It’s hard to get half a room of people to agree on pizza toppings, let alone the active disapproval of a president’s multifaceted job performance, and yet here we are. The Mueller report, in redacted form, has finally descended upon us and has sung its song of woe – how the president and his goons committed scores of crimes and would have committed more if they weren’t such bungling imbeciles. It offers little comfort. With the report, we have crested a new mountaintop of national shame, and the Democrats have taken due note.
Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren was the first contender to openly embrace the prospect of impeachment; Senator Kamala Harris soon followed. Democratic leaders have bifurcated into the “impeachment camp” and the “let’s-wait-and-see-how-the-public-feels camp,” with the significant majority favoring the latter; but that doesn’t matter. As they say, you can’t put the proverbial toothpaste back in the proverbial tube. The specter of impeachment is more real than ever before, it’s only going to gain traction, and Trump knows it.
His above mentioned response regarding tattling to the Supreme Court is 1) stupid, and 2) futile. The Supreme Court knows it has no business in impeachment unless there’s some kind of legitimate legal conundrum; they know impeachment is the toilet-scrubbing of Congress and they’re not interested in getting elbow-deep in the porcelain. Broadcasting his intent to obstruct justice might be Trump’s métier d’art, but it’s far from useful for him.
Trump projects his guilt onto others like a toddler incapable of thoughtful rebuttals. “Crooked Hillary,” “collusion delusion,” and his claim that the Democrats were actually the ones who conspired with Russia are just a few examples. Trump also has a history of coming out in defense of himself prematurely and unprovoked. That’s what he’s doing this time. It’s like if you greeted your neighbor in the morning while picking up the newspaper, and your neighbor hastily responded “It sure is a good morning and I most certainly wasn’t just stuffing a wasp nest in your mailbox.” You would be suspicious.
Donald Trump is agonizing that it’s only a matter of time before the knell of impeachment becomes mainstream, especially as the remaining investigations spawned from the Mueller Report move forward and become public. He’s ham-fistedly trying to nip that pending calamity in the bud in his own hopeless and brainless way. He knows what dishonorable and un-American tactics he resorted to in order to get elected and he’s terrified that they’ll surface; that’s why he’s tweeting about impeachment, and that’s why he’s ultimately screwed.
Democracy thrives in snarkiness